John Duthie makes $10,000 Heads Up Final
UK player and EPT creator John Duthie has found himself at the final table of the $10,000 Heads Up Championship at the WSOP. He defeated Nathan Doudney and Stephen O'Dwyer yesterday to book his place in the final, where he will play a best of three match with Leo Wolpert tonight for the bracelet and $652,682 first prize.
Duthie is no stranger to heads up play, the Poker Million Champion came 2nd in the Euorpean Heads Up Championships in 2003 and earlier this year came 2nd in the High Stakes Heads Up event in the Pokerstars.net SCOOP for $250,000. You would really hope that this will be a case of third time lucky for both Duthie, as well as the third UK bracelet of the WSOP.
Find out tonight using our exclusive live updates.
Boatman and Kimber lead PLO Final
We could actually be celebrating bracelets 3 and 4 tomorrow morning, as another two big names have made the final table of the $2,500 Pot Limit Omaha. Ross Boatman and Jeff Kimber are 1st and 2nd respectively in chips, but do have to overcome yet another world class final table that has been formed at this year's series. John Juanda won this very event in 2003, JC Tran who is arguably one of the best tournament players in the world is chipped up as is another PLO bracelet winner, £5000 WSOPE PLO champion Theo Jorgensen.
It's very hard to pick a winner in this field, but with two formidable UK players in the driving seat, this could be one of the turning points in the WSOP for the best UK year ever at the series.
Final Table Seating
Seat 1 - Jeff Kimber (525,000)
Seat 2 - Rami Boukai (325,000)
Seat 3 - Dallas Flowers (239,000)
Seat 4 - Ross Boatman (718,000)
Seat 5 - J.C. Tran (387,000)
Seat 6 - John Juanda (130,000)
Seat 7 - Theo Jorgensen (419,000)
Seat 8 - Chad Layne (206,000)
Seat 9 - Jean-Phillipe Leandri (324,000)
Find out how they all get on via our live updates tonight.
EPT London Changes Venues
When he isn't making WSOP heads up finals, John Duthie has been busy announcing the next next European Poker Tour Season. One of the most noticeable changes, from a UK perspective, is the changing of the venue of EPT London from the Vic to the Hilton Metropole Hotel, which will take place between October 1st to 7th. This will include a major PLO event, a high roller event and an 8 game mixed event.
The good news for the Vic is that a two week festival of preliminary events leading up to the festival, which means that the legendary card room will still be a part of what will possibly be the biggest UK event of the year. The main event will be £5000+£250 and satellites will be underway shortly.